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April 19, 2016
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From the Bar
Win Big with the Barristers Benefit Ball Raffle!
Make sure to purchase raffle tickets to win one this year’s phenomenal raffle prize packages! For $10, you’ll be entered to win any of the following: two tickets to see the Denver Broncos, a three night getaway in Breckenridge, a two night stay in the Vail Valley, an ipad mini, a $500 amazon gift card, and other fabulous prizes! All proceeds benefit Metro Volunteer Lawyers. Click here for more information, and email Leah to purchase your tickets.
Dressing for Success at This Year’s Barristers Benefit Ball: Disclaimers and Warranties
With the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and Oscars behind us and this year’s Barristers Benefit Ball on the fast-approaching horizon, Denver lawyers will have no choice but to contemplate what to wear to the most glittering superhero event of the year. Fortunately for Colorado legal professionals, quality journalism is still in vogue, and The Docket has provided this article to address your most pressing wardrobe conundrum.
Lobbying: the Lifecycle of a Legislative Session in the Colorado Legislature — Thursday, April 28
Sarah Clark of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP will speak about the ins and outs of lobbying. One general CLE credit applied for. Cost is $5 for members and $20 for nonmembers, and includes a continental breakfast. The program is from 8 to 9 a.m. at the DBA offices. RSVP online, by emailing lunches@cobar.org or calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Barristers After Hours at Platt Park Tavern — Thursday, April 28
Join your fellow DBA members for a Barristers After Hours at the Tavern Platt Park in the DU area, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free drinks and appetizers will be provided. Come mingle with your peers! RSVP online, email lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Marketing and Business Development for Young Lawyers — Wednesday, May 4
DBA YLD will host its annual skills building event on Wednesday, May 4, at 5:30 p.m. at the Denver Bar Association. This year, nationally recognized speaker Mark Beese, will present “Marketing and Business Development for Young Lawyers: Four things you need to do to create a career that you want.” A short networking session with refreshments will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the hour and a half, interactive presentation to start at 6 p.m. Cost for members is $15, Non-members $25, and law students $10. RSVP online, by emailing lunches@cobar.org or calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727. This event is open to all!
Rapids Game Group Outing — Wednesday, May 11
Join your peers, and their families and friends, on May 11 at the Marcos Pizza Canopy at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and watch the Rapids take on the Sporting KC. Attendees will have their own private area in the stadium reserved with tables and chairs, stocked with pizza and sodas, and be able to enjoy a great view of the game. The game starts at 7 p.m. Cost to attend is $25, which includes the game ticket and pizza. RSVP online, by emailing lunches@cobar.org or calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
DBA Lawyers League Softball — June through August
The headline pretty much says it all. Get out of the office on a Sunday morning and enjoy the beautiful outdoors! This league is just plain fun. There are no umpires, so there are no called balls or strikes. It’s co-ed, and it’s inexpensive. You don’t even have to be a lawyer to play. Games are Sundays at 11 a.m. from June 5 to Aug. 7 at Crestmoor Park. Interested captains should contact Jack Tanner atjtanner@fwlaw.com or 303-894-4495 or Courtney Hirsekorn at chirsekorn@fwlaw.com or 303-894-4451.
Advising Nonprofit Organizations in Colorado — Thursday, May 5
Co–sponsored by the CBA Business and Tax Law Sections, the Colorado Nonprofit Association, and the Colorado Society of Association Executives
The Institute is valuable for attorneys who advise or serve on a nonprofit organization board, offering a comprehensive analysis of legal issues of concern to nonprofit organizations. Institute highlights include: 2016 tax law update; employment law update; lobbying and political activities; how to review form 990; employee benefit plans and much more. Review the complete agenda and faculty here.
Rocky Mountain Securities Conference — Friday, May 6
Co–sponsored by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the CBA Business Law Section

Your opportunity to attend the region’s premier securities conference presented by top SEC regulators from Washington D.C. Topics include: enforcement updates; corporation finance; flash course–municipal securities; corporate governance update; ethics in the securities industry; regulated entities; cybersecurity; and ethics. The conference also offers unmatched networking opportunities! Register now.
From the Legal Community
Celebrating Colorado Women: Women in The Law — Tuesday, May 3
The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, in partnership with the CBA and others, is hosting a guided tour of the “Celebrating Colorado Women” exhibit and a panel discussion, “Our Journeys to the Bench” featuring notable women in the legal community. Panelists and moderations include: Mary Mullarkey, Christine Arguello, Jean Dubofsky, Marcia Krieger and Nancy E. Rice. The event is complimentary and will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on May 3 at the Denver Public Library. Register online.
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